The Housing Blueprint

Housing Our Neighbors: A Blueprint for Housing and Homelessness

Housing our Neighbors: A New York City Blueprint for Housing and Homelessness is Mayor Adams' comprehensive blueprint to tackle New York City's affordable housing crisis and get New Yorkers in the safe, high-quality, affordable homes they deserve.

The Housing Blueprint ties together the work of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the NYC Department of Social Services (DSS), and many other City agencies, to break down silos and address housing issues in a more holistic way. Whether it’s public housing or affordable housing, homelessness or homeownership, City services should work together to serve New Yorkers where they are and where they want to go.

The Housing Blueprint is the City’s vision for:

  • Transforming NYCHA and prioritizing resident engagement and input
  • Improving services and creating supportive housing for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness
  • Creating and preserving affordable housing to meet the need for more housing
  • Improving housing quality, sustainability, and resiliency to keep New Yorkers healthy and safe
  • Removing administrative burdens so New Yorkers can get the help they need
  • Focusing on equity – from increasing homeownership opportunities to supporting M/WBEs

The Housing Blueprint incorporates feedback and ideas gathered from the city-wide survey NYC speaks, homeless and formerly homeless New Yorkers, industry partners, advocates, and the many City agencies that address housing, including the team at HPD.


As part of the Housing Blueprint, the administration committed to ensuring that the city’s housing investments prioritize the experiences of New Yorkers and that key reported metrics measure meaningful outcomes for families and individuals in addition to the number of homes financed. That new approach to metrics and accountability are reflected in the Mayor’s Management Report (MMR) and Dynamic Mayor's Management Report (DMMR).

Learn about the previous administration's Housing New York plan.